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Fred Nagai Interview

Date: May 10, 2011
Location: Los Angeles, California
Videographer: Kirk Peterson
Densho ID: ddr-manz-1-119
01:57:03
21 segments
Nisei male. Born June 25, 1918, in Selleck, Washington. Grew up in Selleck, a lumber community, before moving with family to Santa Monica, California. During World War II, removed to the Manzanar concentration camp, California. After leaving camp, lived for a time in Salt Lake City, Utah, before returning to California. Mr. Nagai passed away March 13, 2013.
This interview is part of the Manzanar National Historic Site Collection. Visit Densho for more information.

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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Family background Segment 1 of 21 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Growing up in a small lumber town Segment 2 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Attending Japanese language school Segment 3 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Recreational activities as a child Segment 4 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Moving to Santa Monica, California Segment 5 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Working making deliveries for cousin's produce stand Segment 6 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Fired from job along with other Japanese Americans when war started Segment 7 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 8 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California The journey to Manzanar by bus Segment 9 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California First impressions of camp Segment 10 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Working for the fire department in camp Segment 11 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Job making and delivering tofu in camp Segment 12 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Leaving camp and going fishing Segment 13 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Hearing about the Manzanar "riot" Segment 14 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Coping with living conditions in camp Segment 15 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Leaving camp temporarily on agricultural furloughs Segment 16 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Segment 17 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Helping to build the camp garden Segment 18 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Living in Salt Lake City for a time before returning to California Segment 19 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Getting married Segment 20 of 21 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Returning to Manzanar Segment 21 of 21 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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